+1 what Linzi wrote
Plus... you know when it's really hot when you can't have the visor open as it's like riding into a hairdryer.
The reason for the salt is that you need to be drinking so much water (4+ litres per day) that you are effectively flushing the salts from your body. Dehydration and salt deficiency both manifest themselves by lethargy, slow thinking and slow reactions.
Take some optrex to wash/refresh your eyes at nighttime, don't forget to put sunblock on your lips. Yes, it's cooler at mountain altitudes, but the UV is stronger, so even more sunblock is needed.
Ramadan dates are triggered by the moon so follow the lunar calendar which moves back against the Gregorian calendar by 12-13 days per year, hence
- 1 to 29 Aug 2011,
- 20 Jul to 18 Aug 2012,
- 9 Jul to 7 Aug 2013...
Yes, the Qur'an exempts travellers from the need to fast, but that was when people walked or rode on camels, it wasn't meant to include blatting around on a motorbike.
"For sheer delight there is nothing like altitude; it gives one the thrill of adventure
and enlarges the world in which you live,"
Irving Mather (1892-1966)
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